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Theses from 2019

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USE OF ADULT ANURAN COMMUNITIES AND DIETS TO ASSESS THE EFFECTS OF STREAM RESTORATION ON AQUATIC TO TERRESTRIAL FOOD WEB SUBSIDIES, Kelsey Lyn Bowe

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BASAL RESOURCE COMPOSITION AND MACROINVERTEBRATE COMMUNITY STRUCTURE IN TALLGRASS, MIXED-GRASS, AND SHORTGRASS PRAIRIE HEADWATER STREAMS, Kasey Elizabeth Fralick

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USE OF STABLE ISOTOPES, FATTY ACID ANALYSES, AND IMMUNE FUNCTION ASSAYS TO ASSESS STREAM AND RIPARIAN FOOD WEB CONNECTIVITY ALONG A HYDROLOGICALLY ALTERED LOW GRADIENT RIVER, Katie Diane Heiden

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CAN OCEANIC EFFECTS ON GROWTH AND TIME TO FLEDGING MEDIATE TERRESTRIAL PREDATOR LIMITATION OF AN AT-RISK SEABIRD?, Timothy Wade Knudson

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Identifying Recruitment Sources, Dispersal and Movement of Sauger in the Ohio River Using Otolith Microchemistry., Alexander Loubere

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Genetic and Morphometric Analysis of a Unique Population of Pondmussel (Ligumia) and its Implications for Other Species in Lampsilini (Family Unionidae), Joshua C. Peters

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EFFECTS OF THE FUNGAL PATHOGEN BATRACHOCHYTRIUM DENDROBATIDIS ON THE TROPHIC ECOLOGY OF TADPOLES OF ANDEAN WATER FROGS, Andrew Otto Rubio

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A microchemical analysis of native fish passage through Brandon Road Lock and Dam, Des Plaines River, Illinois, Claire Snyder

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Community perception and valuation of Southern Illinois University Campus Lake as a recreation space and educational tool, Rachel L. Steiger

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Population Genetics of Rice Rats (Oryzomys palustris) at the Northern Edge of the Species Range, Phillip Conrad Williams

Theses from 2013

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FUNCTIONAL RESPONSE OF TEMNOCHILA VIRESCENS, EFFECT OF COMPETITION WITH THANASIMUS DUBIUS ON ADULT IPS GRANDICOLLIS SURVIVAL, AND DETERMINATION OF PHEROMONE PREFERENCE TYPES, Scott B. Chism

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Landscape Permeability and Home Range Composition of the Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris) in Southern Illinois, Scott Andrew Cooney

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MICROHABITAT USE BY GOLDEN MICE (OCHROTOMYS NUTTALLI) AND WHITE-FOOTED MICE (PEROMYSCUS LEUCOPUS) IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Amy Suzanne Cross

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MITOCHONDRIAL DNA SEQUENCE VARIATION IN THE AFRICAN ARMYWORM SPODOPTERA EXEMPTA (LEPIDOPTERA: NOCTUIDAE), Amna Eltayeb Elguzouli

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ASSESSMENT AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF BOBCAT PARASITES IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Shelby Jane Hiestand

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Polychlorinated biphenyl exposure reduces reproductive performance of male bluegills (Lepomis macrochirus), Jeffrey Jackson Hillis

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Influence of Patch-Burn Grazing and Riparian Protection on the Ecological Integrity of Tallgrass Prairie Headwater Streams, Karen Jackson

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TENAX AS A MEASURE OF BIOAVAILABILITY AND REMEDIATION SUCCESS ON THE OTTAWA RIVER., Elizabeth M. Mackenbach

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Ontogenetic diet shifts and prey selection among age-0 and age-1 paddlefish, Nicolle MacVey

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Implementation of Standard and Modified Soy Oils as Substitutes for Fish Oil in Feeds for Nile Tilapia, Bonnie Lynn Mulligan

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IDENTIFYING ENVIRONMENT OF ORIGIN OF ILLINOIS RIVER ASIAN CARP VIA OTOLITH MICROCHEMISTRY AND STABLE ISOTOPE ANALYSES, Jacob Dylan Norman

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HERMIT CRAB POPULATION STRUCTURE AND ASSOCIATION WITH GASTROPOD SHELLS IN THE NORTHERN BERING SEA, Jennifer Frances Peura

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Metapopulation viability of swamp rabbits (Sylvilagus aquaticus) in southern Illinois, Christopher Robinson

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THE SYSTEMATICS OF MARSUPIAL PARASITES IN VIANNAIIDAE (NEMATODA): A NEW SPECIES AND A RECONSTRUCTION OF CHARACTERS USEFUL IN THEIR CLASSIFICATION, Raymond Philip Scheibel

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The influence of water velocity on aquatic macroinvertebrate functional structure and production in the Cache River in Southern Illinois., Eric Scholl

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Recolonization of the Midwestern United States by Large Carnivores: Habitat Suitability and Human Dimensions, Julia Blanche Smith

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An examination of Asian carp spawning in pool 26 of the Mississippi River, Brittany Christine Szynkowski

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Impact of alternative, non-fish oil dietary lipid sources and subsequent 'finishing' on growth and tissue long-chain polyunsaturated retention in cobia, Rachycentron canadum, Franklin Woitel

Theses from 2012

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Use of Alternative Lipids and Finishing Feeds to Improve Nutritional Value and Food Safety of Hybrid Striped Bass, Curtis Crouse

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POPULATION GENETICS OF GOLDEN MICE (OCHROTOMYS NUTTALLI) AND WHITE-FOOTED MICE (PEROMYSCUS LEUCOPUS), Jill Christine Devine

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Trophic basis of production in a neotropical headwater stream, Therese Clara Frauendorf

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Microsatellite, mitochondrial, and major histocompatibility complex analyses of genetic structure in the nurse shark, Ginglymostoma cirratum, in the western Atlantic Ocean, Jeffrey Walter Gersch

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Nesting Ecology of Ducks in Dense Nesting Cover and Restored Native Plantings in Northeastern North Dakota, Ryan D. Haffele

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RESPONSES OF HYLA CHRYSOSCELIS TO SUBLETHAL METAL MIXTURES UNDER INCREASING TEMPERATURES: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON AMPHIBIANS, Tyler Andrew Hallman

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INFLUENCE OF PRESCRIBED BURNING ON THE HERPETOFAUNAL AND SMALL MAMMAL COMMUNITIES IN GRASSLAND AREAS OF BIG OAKS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Cydney DuPree' Meadows

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Effects of heavy metals on two small mammal species, Sara Marlene Ressing

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TRACING ENERGY FLOW PATHWAYS TO FISH USING FATTY ACIDS AND STABLE ISOTOPES OF HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN, Neil Rude

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LATE SPRING SURVEY AND RICHNESS ESTIMATION OF THE AQUATIC BENTHIC INSECT COMMUNITY IN THE UPPER PORTION OF THE LUSK CREEK WATERSHED, Jacqueline Turner

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MACROINVERTEBRATE RESPONSES TO REMOVAL OF RIPARIAN WOODY VEGETATION ALONG TALLGRASS PRAIRIE STREAMS, Jodi Marie Vandermyde

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Spatial and demographic ecology of Texas horned lizards within a conservation framework, Alexander J. Wolf

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FATTY ACIDS AS INDICATORS OF NUTRITIONAL HISTORY OF CHANNEL CATFISH (ICTALURUS PUNCTATUS) AND AQUATIC FOOD WEBS IN THE KASKASKIA RIVER SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, Matthew Parham Young